Hannah Matis will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary August 1 as assistant professor of church history.
Matis currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, serving as an instructor for courses such as “Women in Medieval Europe” and “Western Civilization to 1600.” She is completing additional research for a book project, The Song of Songs in the Early Middle Ages.
Matis earned a bachelor’s degree in history and English from Lee University in 2003, and a master’s and PhD in medieval studies from Notre Dame. She holds an additional master’s degree in medieval history from the University of Durham.
Her doctoral dissertation is “Daughters of Jerusalem: Early Medieval Commentary on the Song of Songs and the Carolingian Reform.”